Alliance Councillor Michelle Kelly has confirmed funding will now be available to take forward a new phase of the alleygates scheme, after the Alliance party secured the necessary financial spend as part of the rate setting process.
Alliance Chief Whip Kellie Armstrong has said she is delighted after the Assembly backed her suggestion to allow MLAs to take part in plenary debate remotely.
Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the Health Committee inquiry on COVID-19 in care homes offers significant challenges for the management of the pandemic and for adult social care reform.
Alliance Communities spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said the independent advice sector needs financial support to secure its survival.
Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said the EU’s decision to use Article 16 in a bid to control vaccine distribution is not justified or warranted.
A virtual Citizens’ Assembly should be convened to help meet commitments made in the New Decade, New Approach agreement, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said.
East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has called on the Economy Minister to take urgent action to ensure that all those previously excluded from Covid-19 grant schemes are provided with support before the end of the financial year.
More must be done to support teachers, parents and pupils in remote learning, Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said, after it was announced most pupils would not return to schools until March 8 at the earliest.
Unless more money is found for the Department for Communities’ Budget, people in Northern Ireland will be further disadvantaged, Alliance Communities spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said.